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Tim Cook: Microsoft is copying Apple's strategy, Nokia died due to lack of innovation

By Justin Kahn
Sep 19, 2013
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    ^ is an interesting thought. Everyone bitches Apple doesn't innovate anymore, they just copy Android. Well, Android is building off what Apple created... Where is the innovation though? So, my thoughts are, nobody is innovating right now, it is all just upgrades. The thing about innovation, is that most people don't see it coming.

    So who is going to have the next 'innovation'? Maybe Apple lost it when they lost Jobs.. Who has a track record of innovating products?
     
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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,062   +77

    Absolutely the truth, SNGX! Android is nothing more than a copycat of iOS. Yes they've improved few bits here and there, but that is it. Qualitatively it is the most inefficient and insecure (partly because of all that garbage added by OEMs) OS IMO. The only reason for its success has been its a freeware, anyone can grab a copy, and slap it on their half decent cell phone, and rest is history.
     
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    You saying this, is not the same as this:
    Android most definitely isn't a copycat. Some features, yes, are copied, but no way in hell is it a copycat. It was built from the ground up with a totally different purpose to closed garden iOS. Android was in development a long time before the launch of first iPhone.

    inb4 fanboi - but the 'argument' (if you can call it that) that Android is a copycat of iPhone is ridiculous. Of course some elements will be copied, due to popularity, ease-of-use, and the only sane option currently. Care to compare how many Android features have been copied by iOS? Actually, we better not do that, because the results will be inconclusive due to the missing feature set on iOS.
     
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,062   +77

    Do you know how android looked like prior to introduction of iOS? By the way, android looked alot like BB at that time. But as soon as Apple launched iOS/iPhone, android quickly 'transformed' itself into a lookalike of iOS. On features, I wasn't referring to them since, both Google, Apple and others keep copying each others' features with each new release.
     
  5. So WP8 is not more innovative than is iOS? How so? WP looks pretty darn fresh to me, and most people. The iPhone is still using a small and narrow screen, while the rest have long since moved on to bigger and better screens. Colored plastic phones? Isn't is Nokia, having colored polycarbonate body phones sort of a Nokia thing.

    Don't get me wrong, the iPhone has potential once they catch up on screens. The software update brings them closer to having all which is Android. If they wish to hold to yesterday, then the iPhoneC is the way to go, should the price lower to $399.
     


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